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A Path Forward: Ayanna Pressley Ensures that a Diversity of Voices Are Heard in Boston 

Ayanna Pressley

As the first African American woman to serve in the 106-year history of the Boston City Council, Ayanna Pressley has broken down previously insurmountable walls along the road to success»

Alumni Profile: Bisrat Abebe, ’05, Assistant Dean of MIT’s Student Support Services

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Alumni board member Bisrat Abebe, MSW/MA in Pastoral Ministry ’05, LICSW, has spent his career providing crisis intervention and support to individuals and families in communities, behavioral health clinics, and hospital emergency room settings. He has held leadership positions at the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, and the Suffolk County House of Corrections. Today, he is an assistant dean of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Student Support ServicesRead more on the Blog »


Alumni Events

Alumni of the Boston College School of Social Work are welcome to attend any events sponsored by the BCSSW Alumni Association or the Boston College Alumni Association. Each year the BCSSW Alumni Board offers opportunities to engage with other alumni, students and the school through activities like, networking nights, social activities, and Alumni Awards & Diversity Conference, mentoring program and mock interviewing. The BCSSW Alumni Board is always open to alumni suggestions for events and programs.

Visit the Boston College Alumni & Friends website for more information from the Boston College Alumni Association.

Upcoming Events

Distinguished Alumni Awards and Diversity Event
Friday, January 26, 2018
4:00–7:30 p.m.
Boston College, Gasson Hall, Room 100

The Boston College School of Social Work Diversity and Justice Committee and Alumni Association invite you to save the date for the annual Diversity and Justice Lecture and Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration. Read more »

  • Diversity and Justice Lecture
    Jason Purnell
    Associate Professor, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Distinguished Alumni Award Celebration
    This event will also honor the recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards, which recognize Boston College School of Social Work MSW or PhD alumni who have made significant contributions to the social work profession. The 2017 award recipients are Mitzi Peterson, MSW ’97, LICSW, CCHP, and Najwa Sado Safadi, PhD ’12.  

Recruitment Fair
March 16, 2018
11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Boston College, Murray Room, Yawkey Center

Mock Interviewing
March 21-23, 2018
A great opportunity for alumni to connect with current students and support them in their transition to work. Students sign up for time slots to be mock interviewed by alumni and staff volunteers. To sign up to be a mock interviewer, please contact Cindy Snell at